Saturday, Oct 14, 2023 @ 7:30 AM

My First 50

5537 Centerville Road, FREEDOM PARK

Williamsburg, VA 50 mile, 50k, 10 mile

This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 14, 2023

What is this race about?

This is My First 50. The race will be on Saturday, October 14, 2023. There is an option for a 50k or 50 mile distance. Overall awards will not be given, but all will receive a finisher medal and cool item! You CAN enter if you have run these distances before. This race will be new ultra runner friendly and the race director is available to get you info and answer questions leading up to the race. The course is challenging but doable! This is a small race and will not exceed 150 runners. All racers will get a finisher award, T-shirt, premium aid station fare and finish line goodies. Time limit for the 50 mile is 15 hours (18 min mile pace), there is no time limit for the 50k. The race start is 7:30 am and the course will be closed at 10:30pm. Sunset is around 6:30pm, sunrise 7:15.

About the course

The course is a loop. Is this an easy trail? NO! Is this an easier trail than running in the mountains? YES! The loop is a little over 10 miles, so there will be 3 loops for the 50k and 5 loops for the 50 mile. Seven miles of the loop will be single track mountain bike trail, 2 miles paved and a bit of doubletrack. Course is technical and scenic, lights will be required in the morning for the first loop and in the evening for the 50 mile runners. More details and a course map as we get closer, but I would guess elevation is about 700 ft per loop, rolling with with switchbacks. 2000ft total in the 50k and about 3500 in the 50 miler. There will be 3 aid station per loop- 3.5 miles, 4.8 miles and 8.5 miles into the loops.

10 mile Fun Run addition!

A 10 mile Fun Run option has been added- you can hike or run! This is one loop, it is about 10.3 miles. One mile of the loop is paved and the rest is mainly single track. Rolling hills, some challenging roots and terrain. Not sure you want to tackle the ultra distance? Get your feet wet (not actually wet) and try out the trails! The registration fee does NOT include a T-shirt. This is a Fun run and will have results but no age group or overall awards. There will be 3 aid stations on the course for support to include light foods and beverages.

Event's current local time: 4:42 AM ET


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